Healthcare system stresses as sicknesses rise throughout Minnesota

“The advice is, you know, preventive – washing your hands, wearing your mask, staying at home when you’re sick,” said Dr. Stacene Maroushek, with Hennepin Healthcare pediatric infectious disease.

“RSV affects those who are less than two years old the most, but we also have all the other viruses,” said Dr. Ashley Strobel, FACEP, FAAP, emergency physician, with Hennepin Healthcare. “I’ve seen Rhino and Enterovirus 17, influenza viruses – these viruses do not need a name; they are virus.”